still, you should never buy a duck with the intention of releasing it. unless it was born in the wild and has been properly rehabilitated.There is a little more to an animal being domesticated then it just being born in captivity.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reference/domesticated-animals/#:~:text=Domesticated animals are animals that,their wild ancestors or cousins.&text=They live in herds or,easy for humans to control.
This is a huge problem the waterfowl world is facing today, particularly in the Eastern US where domesticated ducks have seriously genetically impacted wild Mallard and Black Duck populations. It's likely that the decline in wild duck populations there is due to the introduction of domesticated genes. Releasing them would be seriously irresponsible and would help continue to contribute to the current genetic issues within the population.Hi- I purchased some Mallard ducklings from a local feed supply store in Pennsylvania. I purposely bought Mallards so that I wouldn't have to winter them over. I am really hoping they will fly south this fall. Will they?
Stop scolding, for one thing, and 2, they are Mallards, and their instincts are Mallard. They will do what they want to do.why? any animal born in the wild is a wild animal. any animal born in captivity is a domestic animal. that means feed store mallards are domestic. which means they are pets and shouldn’t be bought unless you plan to care for them their whole lives (10+ years). they need daily care and attention just like dogs and cats. not to mention it’s illegal and cruel to release a domestic pet. please find them a new home if you don’t want them anymore.